Powder foundations are a boon for oily and acne-prone skin because they keep shine and oiliness at baby while providing nice matte coverage with their powdery formula. Powder foundations in comparison to liquid and cream foundations are easy to apply on the go and come in handy for touch ups too. If you are looking for a good powder foundation to up your makeup game, here are our top 25 recommendations for powder foundations available in India. Even if you cannot get some of these foundations in stores or malls, most of them can be picked up from online stores or insta sellers.
Best Powder Foundations
1. Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation: This foundation claims to have an in-built primer and comes in a powder format. It’s available in 6 shades. This foundation imparts flawless matte finish and stay for 4 to 5 hours.
2. Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation: A long-lasting, lightweight powder foundation with a soft, cashmere-like texture that delivers sheer coverage and a healthy-looking glow—all in a convenient compact. This powder foundation is finely milled and smooth to touch. It imparts sheer to medium coverage without sinking into fine lines.
3. Sleek Makeup Oil Free Creme To Powder Foundation: It’s a creme to powder foundation provides a super-smooth finish, with medium-to-full coverage that is perfect for concealing dark circles and blemishes. It’s good for combination to oily skin.
4. MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation: Studio Fix is a powder and foundation in one that combines good coverage with ease of application! One-step application of foundation and powder! Designed to be used dry, the powder and pigments create a matte, velvety texture! It contains Silica, which helps to maintain a matte finish by absorbing oils on the skin as well as Talc to provide a smoother, less reflective, matte finish!
5. Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation: This weightless, powder foundation formulated without parabens imparts a velvety matte finish, it improves the longevity of makeup too. It does not make skin shiny or oily at the end of the day. It imparts medium to full coverage.
6. Colorbar Triple Effect Makeup: This is a three-in-one makeup powder – works as a concealer, foundation, and compact. Stays on for more than 5 hours, imparts a matte finish to the skin.
7. NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation: Water and sweat resistant powder foundation that feels like silk on the skin. Staying power of this powder foundation is pretty impressive too.
8. The Body Shop All In One Face Base: The All-in-One Face Base is easily blendable with a smooth velvety finish- a hardworking foundation and powder in one.
9. MAC Mineralize Loose Foundation: A finely milled, silk textured mineral enriched formula, it blends effortlessly, it doesn’t dry out the skin, and has decent oil-controlling properties. Skin appears radiant and healthy with this foundation on.
10. Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation: A long-wearing, velvety soft powder foundation that blurs and diffuses imperfections without drying, caking, oxidizing, or settling into fine lines.
11. Milani Even Touch Powder Foundation: This medium-to-full coverage powder conceals your imperfections to reveal an enviable complexion. Even-Touch Powder Foundation is highly blendable and can be used as both a setting powder and a quick touch-up throughout the day.
12. Milani Smooth Finish Cream To Powder Makeup: This makeup powder glides on as a cream and magically morphs into a powder. Laced with light diffusers for minimizing imperfections, it yields a soft matte, camera-ready finish.
13. Natio Mineral Crystal Loose Foundation: A skin-friendly foundation for a fresh, healthy-looking complexion. It imparts full coverage. With its glowing particles, it feels like magic dust and makes skin glow by imparting an illuminating effect.
14. Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation: This powder foundation imparts a matte finish, provide complete coverage and covers major imperfections. Staying power of this foundation is more than 12 hours, can be used both ways – wet and dry.
15. Kryolan Dual Finish Powder: This powder foundation can be used in both wet and dry form. It feels silky soft on the skin and hides imperfections.
16. Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Tattoo Powder Foundation: This foundation has amazing pigmentation and imparts oil-free matte finish. It’s also paraben free.
17. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Compact Makeup: It’s an oil-free, award-winning, lightweight powder foundation with a radiant, luminous finish.
18. Chantecaille Compact Makeup Foundation: It is an extremely finely milled powder and feels creamy powdery when you touch it. It has sheer to light pigmentation. So on its own it is a good pick when you have a good skin day.
19. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Foundation: This foundation gives you a flawless, natural look, while helping to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Silky, lightweight formula gives you buildable coverage and provides the most powerful level of UVA-UVB protection available in a compact foundation without feeling heavy or greasy.
20. L’Oreal Paris True Match Minerals Skin-Improving Foundation: L’Oreal Paris True Match Minerals is an airy powder foundation enriched with 95% skin improving sea minerals. The micronized mineral pigments cover imperfections without clogging pores. Infused with Zinc + Kaolin, the skin becomes clearer and free of greasiness.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Compact Makeup
Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation
Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation
Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation
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